Here are some safety tips for children at home: don’t plug many things into one outlet or extension cord, make sure all electrical cords are hidden away, neat and tidy, don’t yank an electrical cord from the wall, put electrical devices out of reach.
Electricity is a form of energy that can build up in one specific place or flow from one place to another.
Whilst electricity provides energy and energy is important because there is no life without energy, there are many dangers associated with it. Humans are really good conductors of electricity. Our bodies are made up of 70% water and electricity moves very quickly through water. This means that electricity can flow very easily through our bodies. This isn’t too good. When we receive an electric shock, our muscles tighten up, our lungs constrict, our heartbeat is interrupted, our blood vessels tighten, and we feel an overwhelming sense of burning. Have you ever had an electric shock? They aren’t the best. Electricity tries to find the quickest way to the ground which makes accidents a lot more probable.
This afternoon Robins thought about the importance of charity and fundraising events we have done at school for charity. After discussions they then thought about a fund-raising event, they would how to help raise more money for a charity of their choice.
We had mixed reviews about whether they liked it. Examples included;
Hollie – Yes , because it’s loud and energetic.
Abdullahi – I loved it because I like the rhythm and the beat
Jason – yes, I like the tempo of the music.
Eason – I loved it because of the percussion instruments
Daisy – I didn’t like it because it was too noisy and gave me bad feelings.
Extension: Read more about the song below,
Mas Que Nada was written by Jorge Ben and covered by Sergio Mendes. Sergio Mendes
is a Brazilian musician (born 1941); he has released more than 35 albums. The style of his
music is Bossa Nova heavily crossed with Jazz and Funk.
Mendes’ Mas Que Nada was first performed in 1966; this version is the most recent
(2006), and features the group The Black Eyed Peas; and therefore is fused with Hip Hop
beats. Listen for the percussion instruments throughout the track – percussion is very
important in Brazilian music
What is the style of music?
Samba is a form of music and dance that originated in Africa – probably Angola – and
emerged as a distinct sound in urban neighborhoods around Rio de Janeiro in the
late-19th century. Brazilians dance Samba as part of their massive CARNIVAL
celebrations. The word “Samba,” comes from an Angolan language and means: “to
pray.” It is a vibrant music and dance form with the fast-paced music of drums, whistles
and a mixture of percussion instruments which accompany the dance.